Former Army Band Commander Sheila M. Klotz, started her drumming journey at 10-years old with rudimental great John Bosworth, and is graduate of West Virginia University.
Sheila’s military career afforded her opportunities to perform in concerts and ceremonies all over the US and abroad including the White House, Pentagon, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Europe and the Caribbean. In 2020 she won the Hit Like A Girl International DrumSet Competition, 40+ Division.
She is the founder of SoMar Drummers, Inc, a nonprofit Percussion Collective helping to propel the art of drumming into the next generation. SoMar Drummers brings the best drummers in the industry including Matt Garstka, Juan “Carltio” Mendoza, Penny Larson, Sherrie Maricle and Alex Cohen to Southern Maryland to help inspire young drummers in the art of music performance. The clinics, camps and master classes are offered at little or no cost to the student.
She maintains a private teaching studio, and serves as the Percussion Director for the Kings Christian Academy Drumline. An active, freelance drummer, percussionist and recording artist, she is also an Educator Clinician with WFLIII Drums and endorses TRX Cymbals.